Best Hybrid DVR/NVR With CMS Under $2,000?

I have a current customer with a VMS with a Centralized Managerment Software. Each building has its own video recorder recording locally. The CMS just sits on a server to report health issues and log users in. We do not have to manually enter users in each unit only at the CMS. Now due to budget they do not want to replace the units with = . We have to downgrade. This is not what i want to do but will loose the customer if I do not. I know there is less expensive equipment but know we will loose key features. ex: Everfoucs, Hikvision... Hybrid Solution or a mix of DVR's and NVR's with the same gui is alright. Just wanted to see what everyone recommends.

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